Jump to content
Cruise Critic Community


  • Content Count

  • Joined

About regnig

  • Rank
    3,000+ Club

About Me

  • Location
    NMB, SC

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. Yes, 5 x $100 is correct. Yes if you cancel you will get it back. I really do not think you can double up as I believe it is one per "account" not one per each issued card but - I'll have to dig out my paper work to be certain.
  2. Many thanks for the link to use. I have a Hilton AM EX and that site accepted it and added the offer to my card. I then went to HAL site and purchased $500 OBC. I then received email telling me my purchase qualified for the $100 back. Can't imagine just how AM Ex would have any idea as to when I booked my cruise (last spring) but guess only time will tell as my cruise isn't until March. Heck, we'll spend the OBC anyway and if it ends up only costing us $400 all the better. So- thanks again for the link! ๐Ÿ™‚
  3. Beachnut53 I believe you are going on the Nieuw Statendam and if so you will find an abundance of outlets through out your stateroom. Thereโ€™s plenty of power in the room. Each night stand has US and USB outlets. The desk has USB/US on the right, USB/Euro outlets in the middle, and another US/Euro outlet on the left. Each bath has a shaver outlet.
  4. And, just so you are not checking you real "snail mail" mailbox daily, be aware HAL does not actually "mail" documents. HAL expects you to use your electronic equipment to access them and then your printer and paper to print them. BUT, since you said you were using a TA they themselves might print them out and mail them to you once you have completed all the necessary on-line registration. Mine does just that along with more baggage tag holders. I have enough of those that I could start a tag holder shop! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
  5. Like the majority, keep it neat but have never "cleaned" with any product. After all our cruises on either Princess, HAL or others we have never gotten ill. We just practice that wash, wash, and wash again our hands.
  6. When we booked on board in March for 2020 we got the above OBC plus OBC equal to the "Welcome Home" offer we would have gotten had we waited until we did actually return. For us it doubled out total HAL OBC. Since we have been home we have had our TA re-fare out cruise twice for better base fares & perks and at no time have we lost our original OBCs. I have read that some have not had the same situation.
  7. ALWAYS, ALWAYS check more than once if you don't get an answer you like! Our TA called HAL yesterday afternoon to see if we could get the free HSC on our two booking 2/23/20 and 3/4/20 and was told "No, it is for new bookings only." She called HAL again this AM and without any controversy was immediately given the free HSC on our bookings. No loss of OBC or any change to our deposits. YEA, life is good!๐Ÿ˜€
  8. Yes please Copper tell us what that "strange" stuff on that plate was.
  9. We have gotten to the point where we treat our Caribbean cruises the same as one would an All Inclusive resort. With a couple of exceptions we don't even get off the ship at most ports. We have a couple of times done a "day package" at certain hotels right on a beach but in all honesty those still tend to make a day a bit hectic with all the getting to and back one must do. It can be rather nice to sit by the pool just relaxing onboard while most others are out attempting to spend lots of money at jewelry stores or just site seeing. Now, in all fairness, I will admit we live 5 minutes from the beach here which stops us from hunting ones down on the visited islands.
  10. Certainly agree with what kauz has said. Not worth the extra money.
  11. We really do enjoy some piped in music at the Sea View pool. They used to have a good variety of music and kept the volume at level that did not disturb most people. We also enjoyed the Music Trivia played at least once on a sea day out there. Based on the number of people who gathered to play I'd say it was enjoyed by many other. Heck, we may be old(er) but we aren't dead either! ๐Ÿ˜
  12. Or you can call Ship Services at 1-800-541-1576, in advance of your cruise giving them any credit card number you would like. I would though ask them to send email confirmation as it will not appear on your other documents. When you fill out your 1st laundry slip just mark "unlimited" and add a note "prepaid".
  13. Kruzer Zuker I'm not certain what you mean by "Is it still available". We received our reduction based on the current published fares vice the fares we had as a result of booking this last March. The new reduced fares were not the result of any "special", just a reduction in the fares. If you currently have a HAL cruise booked simply do a dummy booking and see if the regular price has gone down. The price reduction we got was for the Koningsdam 2/23/30 and 3/4/20.
  14. Dave, thanks for this heads up. We have two booking for the spring and saved a total of $798.50. Many thanks!!
  • Create New...